Friday, August 15, 2008

Love and Relationship Advice

In a relationship, one mind revises another; one heart changes its partner. This astounding legacy of our combined status as mammals and neural beings is limbic revision: the power to remodel the emotional parts of the people we love, as our Attractors activate certain limbic pathways, and the brain's inexorable memory mechanism reinforces them. Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love.

Thomas Lewis, M.D., Fari Amini, M.D., Richard Lannon, M.D., A General Theory of Love